Prairie Pal

Prairie Pal

Lives in Canada Prairies, Canada
Joined on Oct 23, 2003

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On Behind the Shot: Dali's Dream article (101 comments in total)

Or you could move a few inches to your right to block the sun, take one shot, and add the star in PS.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2014 at 01:23 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies
On Real-world test: Going pro with the Samsung NX1 article (356 comments in total)
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JanMatthys: Whos is the buzz-kill representing DPreview? is it barney? In the excitement meter that guy is in 3rd place behind "watching paint dry" and "watching grass grow"

I would like to see an AF-ON dedicated button, and a more conservative hair cut on Barney (ie one that you're not having to push back into place during filming).

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 22:37 UTC
On Real-world test: Going pro with the Samsung NX1 article (356 comments in total)

A little on the macabre side. I hope that you intend on doing a few more of these with the Samsung NX1, working in sunny sky and portrait studio.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 01:50 UTC as 110th comment | 2 replies
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DaveE1: No one will ever guess that you bought them a camera when they see this wrapped under the Christmas tree. I've always correctly guessed the wrapped DVD, the CD and the tie.:D

LOL, too funny! Even after they unwrap it on Christmas day they won't know what it is. You could leave the camera under the tree unwrapped and then Christmas day give them an envelope telling them what it is.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 21:51 UTC

Apparently will be used to film the next Legos sequel.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 03:11 UTC as 24th comment
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everett464: Dang - the hate is strong. Camera folks are weird.

It's all part of our creative process, no? We have to hate something first before we can find something we love about it. :D

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 02:50 UTC

Reminds me of the age of gold bling adorning the gray hairy chests of balding middle age men. Sooo two disco eras ago.
Then again, I guess Nikon has to do it to get it out of their system and then hopefully move on. It's one for their memory book so-to-speak on their path to maturity.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 02:48 UTC as 107th comment
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 rumored to be out of production article (211 comments in total)

Hey Olympus, enough already with the retro. Give us refined ergonomics regardless how ugly that might be, intuitive and easy to navigate menus, and a corner viewfinder to keep oily noses off the monitor. I know you're probably changing the battery again, (god forbid you let us swap between the M5), but at least make it big enough to last a reasonable amount of time.
thanking you in advance.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2014 at 01:04 UTC as 11th comment
On UK Landscape Photographer of the Year winners announced article (159 comments in total)
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b craw: You will rarely find groundbreaking work in a contest of this sort (or any contest really), but I am somewhat impressed at the latitude of work here. From the atmosphere of #1, reminiscent of early Pictorialism, to #7, its subverted depth and geometric abstraction, with postcard-worthy HDR/highly saturated landscape cliche in between. A bit of something for everyone, no?

Agree. And I find something uncanny about #7; the somewhat random brightness levels in the windows depict what the pixels would might look like at the cloud edges where they transition into the darker sky.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 16, 2014 at 03:19 UTC
On DJI launches Inspire 1 drone with 4K video recording article (97 comments in total)
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matt mikulla: My brother is a real estate agent. He was telling me that his board sent out a letter stating they can't use drone imagery for the marketing of homes. Or rather they can't use drone imagery within the MLS system.

Safety concerns aside, I wonder how much influence is coming from players with an investment to protect (the people already flying full size licensed helicopters for hire)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2014 at 22:10 UTC
On DJI launches Inspire 1 drone with 4K video recording article (97 comments in total)

I can see these drones becoming delivery vehicles for drug dealers.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2014 at 22:06 UTC as 20th comment | 2 replies
On Richard Franiec offers Canon PowerShot G7 X custom grip article (110 comments in total)
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Prairie Pal: If all manufacturers put grips on every model that we thought needed it, then they effectively REDUCE our options to ONE. On the other hand, leaving enough real estate for third parties to design a grip increases our options to TWO; grip or no trip (or more depending how many different grip designs are spawned.
Omitting a nicely designed grip may also be the makers' way of crippling the model in some way to avoid customers becoming so enamored with it that they refuse to budget up to the next camera level. The money is in the upsell.

""Either that, or create two models for every small small camera""
Marty- What? And add a buck or two to production costs? That's insane. :D

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2014 at 16:39 UTC
On FroKnowsPhoto guide to DSLR video now available article (160 comments in total)

The Howard Stern of photo-talk.

I've allowed this guy ample opportunities over the years to prove he's a worthy listen, but he's failed.

If you think you-tube "hits" and followers are indication of worthiness...well take a look at some of the "man-gets-hit-in-groin" view counts.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2014 at 16:33 UTC as 24th comment | 4 replies
On Richard Franiec offers Canon PowerShot G7 X custom grip article (110 comments in total)

If all manufacturers put grips on every model that we thought needed it, then they effectively REDUCE our options to ONE. On the other hand, leaving enough real estate for third parties to design a grip increases our options to TWO; grip or no trip (or more depending how many different grip designs are spawned.
Omitting a nicely designed grip may also be the makers' way of crippling the model in some way to avoid customers becoming so enamored with it that they refuse to budget up to the next camera level. The money is in the upsell.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2014 at 00:57 UTC as 15th comment | 3 replies
On Richard Franiec offers Canon PowerShot G7 X custom grip article (110 comments in total)

3M VBH tape is very interesting stuff. Here is some interesting info from 3M's website...
http://multimedia.3m.com/mws/media/764998O/iatd-product-info.pdf

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2014 at 00:56 UTC as 39th comment | 1 reply
On Sony launches support program for pro photographers article (114 comments in total)

U-oh, I sense another "Kelby Switcher-oo" happening soon.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 16:37 UTC as 24th comment
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l_d_allan: I don't have a sense of the relative darkness of 0.005 Lux. What is that in EV, if a conversion makes sense?

My impression is that the illumination from a full moon is a lot more than 0.005 Lux. Or not? Maybe a quarter moon in an otherwise dark environment with rural ambient light pollution?

Astronomers rate darkness with the Bortle Scale. Where would 0.005 Lux be on the Bortle Scale, and it applies?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bortle_scale

Wikipedia is our friend :)
0.0001 lux Moonless, overcast night sky (starlight)

0.002 lux Moonless clear night sky with airglow

0.27–1.0 lux Full moon on a clear night

(I had to look it up) :)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2014 at 01:05 UTC

Some day Sony may even detect brain activity in the .0025 Lux dim-wits who post ignorant comments about things they don't know.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2014 at 01:00 UTC as 57th comment
On Nikon releases Capture NX-D 1.0.3 and View NX 2.10.2 article (41 comments in total)

Just bug fixes?? So Sad.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2014 at 01:15 UTC as 15th comment
On Flickr introduces Wall Art printing service article (23 comments in total)

Ha, at first I read "Walmart"

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2014 at 01:13 UTC as 3rd comment
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